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Cultural-Historical Psychology

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1816-5435

ISSN (online): 2224-8935

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/chp

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Face-symbols as psychological tools 1105

Meshcheryakov B.G.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor at the Psychology chair, The «Dubna» University, Dubna, Russia
e-mail: borlogic1@gmail.com

Abstract
The article gives a theoretical analysis of the possibility to regard human face as a study subject in cultural-historical psychology. The author states that such study is quite rightful and potentially fruitful, and concludes that a face is a multifunctional psychological tool (in terms of L.S. Vygotsky). He puts forward a hypothesis that eyes play the most important role in estimating one's physical attractiveness (eyes-hypothesis). The article gives results of several Russian and foreign studies that can be regarded as a proof of the hypothesis.

Keywords: cultural-historical theory, human face, face symbols, attractiveness

Column: Theory and Methodology

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